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I bet you thought you wouldn't be seeing me for a couple of weeks, huh? Well, thanks to scheduled posting you can't get rid of me that easy! Bwahahahahaha!!! At this point my computer is on a plane, on it's way to sunny Cali. I thought I'd work up a few posts so you wouldn't miss me too much while it was gone ;)
So I totally thought I would NEVER finish this poor quilt.
I first posted about it back in February and it really was slow going. I LOVE string quilts, but just had no idea how tedious they would be to put together! I had to really push through to finish this one up.
Well, I finally got it done and basted and then couldn't figure out how I wanted to quilt it. I knew I wanted something to bring out the diagonal design, so I went with echo quilting the white strips. I stitched about 1/2" on either side of them. I'm really happy with the results, and it went pretty quick too.
Then a couple of hours one night in front the of the TV got the binding done. But not after having to machine stitch the one side down twice, because somebody *cough Bug cough* thought it would be fun to turn the tension knob on my machine all the way down to 0. I didn't figure that gem out until I stitched the binding on not one, but two quilts. I still have to fix the other one. Thanks Bug, love you hon!
Somehow, somewhere, I messed up my math and didn't have enough binding fabric, so one part of it is made up of leftovers from the backing. Character right?
And just a random thought, Are quilters the only artists who abuse their art by hanging it from random places, like trees?
LOL, the tree doesn't seem to mind anyway.